This qualification is aimed at those who work as machine operatives (minders) on single and multi unit
production printing presses. Assessment of the qualification can take place in occupational roles that include: Lithography (Sheet-fed) Printing, Lithography (Web-fed) Printing, Flexography Printing, Gravure Printing and Screen Printing and this
will be reflected on the Qualification Certificate.
The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 2, and should be taken
by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments. Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job. A further qualification for machine printing at Level 3 is also available.
In addition, there are qualifications available to cover Print Finishing and Pre-press. Candidates for this qualification will need to contribute to Company objectives, follow Health and Safety guidelines and in addition candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
• Acting as first or second minders on the Press
• Involved in the set up and running, maintenance and wash down of single and multi colour production
Candidates are likely to have jobs entitled;
• Machine minder
• No 1s/No 2s
• Machine operative
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